Springorchid Files is my personal blog and learning project. I file information that interest me as well as learn and experiment with digital content creation and Internet marketing.
What does Springorchid mean?
Springorchid is made up of 2 words: Spring and Orchid. It is a straightforward translation of my Chinese name: 春兰.
Growing up, I was told that the meaning of my name is just some flowers in the springtime. A teacher once told me that it is a common practice for the uneducated to name children after natural objects and seasons. It is true that many domestic helpers in feudal China bear similar names.
Much later, I found out that 春兰 is the Chinese name of an orchid species known as Cymbidium goeringii. Confucius called it the Noble orchid.
It is a small plant, with small fragrant flowers. It grows on the ground in temperate regions like Japan, China and the Korean peninsula.
I don’t think my father knew about this association when he gave me my name. But it is nice to share my name with a beautiful fragrant orchid.
I thought it would be nice to use this to name my personal blog. It also gave me an opportunity to mention the noble orchid.
What do i File?
I used to maintain 2 sites:
- Magic of Homemade Chinese Soups where I write about Chinese soups, Chinese cooking techniques, recipes etc.
- My Filing Cabinet where I write about knitting, literary adaptations, old movies and anything that interested me.
In a bid to simplify my life, I have decided to combine both of them under SpringorchidFiles.com
My current files include:
- Compilations (44)
- Cooking (4)
- HCS (1)
- Knitting (46)
- Miscellaneous For the Time Being (7)
- My Quiet Time (24)
- Personal Financial Journal (4)
- Singapore (10)
- Worship Songs and Lyrics (94)
While I happily file away, I hope others have found the information useful. If any did, do let me know by leaving a comment. Thank you!
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